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The Best Is Yet To Come: What to Look Forward to During the End of the Year at Penn State

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at PSU chapter.

The end of the year at any college is tough. From scheduling classes to taking finals, it seems like the end of the year is harder than the beginning. We’re all starting to feel that oh-so-familiar burn out, and we’re all ready to head home for the summer.

But don’t wish the year away just yet, Penn State makes sure to give students lots of things to stick around for. So, instead of stressing about graduation or taking finals, get excited for the next few months.

Arguably the best part of spring in Happy Valley is Penn State’s Movin’ On Music Festival. For those who may not know, Movin’ On is one of the largest student-run music festivals, and even better than that, it’s free. Last year Jack Harlow headlined, and in the past, we’ve had artists like Fall Out Boy, MGMT and Big Sean.

Penn State has yet to announce who will be headlining this year’s festival, but I’m sure it won’t disappoint. Movin’ On takes place on Friday, April 28, 2023, and is held in the Intramural Fields behind East Halls, next to the arboretum.

Another one of my personal favorite end-of-the-year events at Penn State is the annual Blue and White game. If you’re missing Penn State Football, the Blue and White game will definitely give you your fix. It’s not just a regular game though, outside the stadium there are food trucks, games and even a Ferris wheel.

The football team splits up into two separate teams, the blue team and the white team of course. It’s a great way to root for your favorite players and see how the team looks going into the next season.

It’s a super fun day and a great way to get you excited for football season in the fall. This year’s Blue and White game will be on Saturday, April 15, 2023 so make sure you dust off your game day clothes.

If you still feel like you need to get as many sporting events in as possible, Penn State Baseball is great to check out — business is up and running at Medlar Field! PSU Baseball likes to keep things exciting with events like Dollar Dog Night, where they sell hot dogs for just one dollar (they’re pretty good too).

If you’re feeling bored one day, it’s a great activity to try out with friends, even if you’re not a huge baseball fan. Hanging out at Medlar Field is also a great way to get outside and get your mind off the stressors of the end of the year.

Still not excited? There’s always something to do at Penn State. From speakers at the HUB to art installations, there’s no shortage of things to do here. There’s just as much to do on campus as there is to do off campus.

Penn State has so much to offer. Don’t let the end of the year get you down. There are so many great things to look forward to, the best is yet to come.

Julia is a Junior at Penn State University studying Telecommunications and Media Industries with a minor in History, she is also Her Campus at PSU's Secretary! She loves all things trendy and pop culture, and hopes to work in the media industry in the future!